Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden

Unter den Linden is the most famous avenue of Berlin that starts at the no less famous Brandenburg Gate. The legendary trees were planted by the order of Friedrich Wilhelm to make his travel from the castle home to Big Tiergarten hunting grounds more shady and comfortable. The Great Elector took a good care of his trees. It is known that he allowed his hunters to kill the boars that tried to eat the bark of the trees. In the XVIII century Unter den Linden began to develop and almost acquired its current appearance: mansions and big houses were built for the upper class and rich Berliners. Today almost every building on Unter den Linden possesses a historical value: Brandenburg Gate, the Crown Prince’s Palace, Embasy of the Russian Federation and Berlin Cathedral Church. The street also houses Humbolt University which through its history had 27 teachers, Noble Prize winners.

Address: Unter den Linden 70
How to reach: Brandenburger Tor S1, S2, S25
Coordinates: 52.516946, 13.387290